Yoga & Ayurveda
Release tension & dis-ease
I took my first Yoga class when I was 12, took my mom with me, because I thought it would really benefit her as well. Many years later she was a loyal participant in my Yoga classes. Now it is about 30 years ago that I started teaching Yoga. At that time there was mainly Hatha Yoga, now we see a huge variety of Yoga styles. I wrote my Master Thesis on "Hatha Yoga for children with and without special needs in schools" and developed the branch of 'Integrative Movement" at the Hochschulsport of the Free University of Berlin, together with Kirsten Wendt and Birgit Thieme.
Yoga can be translated two fold, a) as yoke, leading to an approach that rather subjugates the body and might push through pain/limits and b) as reconnection, which is the approach I am working and constantly growing with.
We reconnect with ourselves, with 'God', Source, Oneness - there are many names. We focus on feeling our body and the sensations while we are getting in a pose, easing into asanas with gentleness, breath and inner focus. Activating body awareness and feeling 'at home in our skin'. It is an approach that can be challenging, as it is both toning, stretching, strengthening - and deeply relaxing and creating inner flow experience, reminding us that body & mind & soul are a team.
This enables us to integrate mindfulness into daily life, ... de-stressing, relaxing shoulders, neck, remember breathing ... in the hamster wheel of daily demands.
Historically Yoga is first mentioned int he ancient indian vedic scriptures as Karma, Bhakti, Jnana and Raja Yoga (4000-5000 B.C.). The first yoga system is encompassed in the Yoga Sutra by Patanjai (ca. 500 B.C.), with his eightfold path.
GROUP CLASSES ALL AGEW GROUPS
- children, youth
- seniors (Chair Yoga on request!)
INDVIDUAL SESSIONS FOR
- weight issues, etc.
- chronic pain sufferers
- special needs children, youth, adults